Falcons S Ricardo Allen Out For Season With Torn Achilles


Adam Schefter reports that Falcons S Ricardo Allen tore his Achilles during Sunday’s game against the Saints and is out for the season.

There was concern last night that Allen suffered an Achilles injury and it appears as though further testing confirmed the Falcons’ fears.

Atlanta has already lost Keanu Neal for the year, so this is another big loss for their secondary.

You can expect the Falcons to place Allen on injured reserve in the coming days.

Allen, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2014. He was waived a few months after he was drafted and later signed to the Falcons’ practice squad at the start of the 2014 season.

Allen returned to the Falcons on a one-year exclusive rights contract the past few years and tested the open market as a restricted free agent this offseason before signing his one-year tender worth $2.914 million.

The Falcons and Allen later agreed to a three-year, $19.5 million extension last month.

In 2018, Allen appeared in three games for the Falcons and recorded 17 tackles, an interception and three pass defenses.

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